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Thousands of hectares of vines between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers in the Entre Deux Mers were devastated by the hailstorm that ripped through this corner of Bordeaux last Friday evening, 2...

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To locate this scene of devastation, see this map on Bauduc.com   and see also Part 2 . The children were playing in the garden. The long wooden tables were laid for supper...

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Last Wednesday, 20 June, hail storms in the Middle Mosel caused severe damage in some of the region’s vineyards. Worst hit were the towns and villages of Lieser, Kuers, Andel, Mülheim,...

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Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc reports from Bordeaux on an unscheduled start to the harvest for one of the world’s most famous estates, and the severe misfortune that fell on an illustrious...

A brief visit to the Douro last month yielded some interesting tastings of both ports and table wines, on which I will be reporting, but also these snapshots of the tribulations of life as a vine....

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One month to the day after the hailstorm and deluge that did so much damage to certain vineyards around Beaune, I revisited the Savigny vines that featured on the photos I took then and took...

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With all the difficulties of the vine-growing season of 2013 - a particularly long winter and almost non-existent spring with cold and wet weather continuing in May and June - Burgundy's...

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We had a storm in Bordeaux late last Friday and in the early hours of Saturday. Summer thunderstorms here are not uncommon after protracted heatwaves, but there was some significant, localised...

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London is not the only place where temperatures soared in recent days; France has also been subject to the summer heat. So far the vines have not suffered too much, thanks to the heavy rain in...

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In view of the photographs we published recently in What hail does to vines , we thought you might be interested in the following interview by Andrew Black, who sends out occasional ...

Tags:  Bordeaux 2009, hail
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